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Sifters: Native American Women's Lives (review)

Sifters: Native American Women's Lives (review) 07-reviews (Bio 26-3) 9/4/03 8:23 AM Page 490 490 Biography 26.3 (Summer 2003) But it does much instead. Apel’s book is a richly illustrated study that offers a panorama of art and artists. It is largely descriptive, and serves well as an introduction to the individual artist’s work. The examples chosen show a variety of approaches, concentrating, however, on photography, video, and concept art. As the book culminates in Apel’s personal notes, one could also view the chapters collectively as Apel’s own working out of the past, and as the writing of art history as an autobiography of sorts. Liliane Weissberg Theda Perdue, ed. Sifters: Native American Women’s Lives. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. 260 pp. ISBN 0-19-513081-2, $19.95. This is a volume of biographies that captures the experiences of Native women’s lives from the period of encounter to the present day. The editor is Theda Perdue, who brings to life women long consigned to the shadows of historical anonymity. The way in which the individual authors within this volume have sifted these stories from the available evidence “serves to person- alize and feminize the story of Native America.” Consequently, reading about the fourteen women described in this book http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Sifters: Native American Women's Lives (review)

Biography , Volume 26 (3) – Oct 30, 2003

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2003 Biographical Research Center.
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0162-4962
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1529-1456

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07-reviews (Bio 26-3) 9/4/03 8:23 AM Page 490 490 Biography 26.3 (Summer 2003) But it does much instead. Apel’s book is a richly illustrated study that offers a panorama of art and artists. It is largely descriptive, and serves well as an introduction to the individual artist’s work. The examples chosen show a variety of approaches, concentrating, however, on photography, video, and concept art. As the book culminates in Apel’s personal notes, one could also view the chapters collectively as Apel’s own working out of the past, and as the writing of art history as an autobiography of sorts. Liliane Weissberg Theda Perdue, ed. Sifters: Native American Women’s Lives. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. 260 pp. ISBN 0-19-513081-2, $19.95. This is a volume of biographies that captures the experiences of Native women’s lives from the period of encounter to the present day. The editor is Theda Perdue, who brings to life women long consigned to the shadows of historical anonymity. The way in which the individual authors within this volume have sifted these stories from the available evidence “serves to person- alize and feminize the story of Native America.” Consequently, reading about the fourteen women described in this book

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Published: Oct 30, 2003

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